Guerneville bridge over Russian River

Guerneville

Charmingly rustic, the town of Guerneville (pop. 4,534) mixes towering redwoods, cool river waters, laid-back attitudes, and Sonoma Wine Country delights in a pleasing blend that makes it a popular destination, as well as an established gay vacation resort.

Guerneville has always been a vacation getaway for San Franciscans — by train in the 1870s to the 1930s, and by car through the 1950s. In the 1970s it became a welcoming resort area for Bay Area gay men and lesbians.

Today, visitors stay in cozy cabins, uniquely rustic resorts, campgrounds, vacation rentals, and other lodgings. They can choose to eat at trendy restaurants, food stands, or hip cafes reminiscent of the flower-power era.

And with more than 50 wineries within a 20-minute drive, wine tasting in the cool-climate Russian River Valley wine region is definitely a must for wine lovers.

With canoes, kayaks, inner tubes, umbrellas, and beach chairs available for rent, Johnson's Beach provides the main river access in downtown Guerneville, within walking distance of restaurants and shops.

Visit the awe-inspiring, 805-acre Armstrong  Redwoods State Natural Reserve, two miles north of Guerneville's Main Street. Walk among the serene, majestic beauty of California coast redwoods, some of the world's tallest living things. It can be a transforming experience.

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Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Updated Classic Vacation Home, Seasonal Swimming Pool (May-Sept only, unheated) with Cabana, Hot Tub, Fire Pit, Loungers, Fenced Yard, Gas Grill, Outdoor Dining. Pellet Stove, Air Conditioner, 3 TV's.…

Smart Pizza Photo
16205 First St., Guerneville, CA 95446

Dough made in house, hand stretched and cooked in brick ovens. Homemade sauces and meatballs, fresh vegetables and prime meat cuts. Family owned, operated and friendly, affordable. Cool decor!! Dine…

The Sandy Star Photo
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

The Sandy Star started life as a traditional Russian River home with wood paneling and floors throughout. Under new ownership, and a complete remodel, the house is bright and light with ample charm…

Jerry Knights River Theater Photo
16135 Main St., Guerneville, CA 95446

Jerry Knights Historic River Theater is located in Guerneville California 70 miles North of San Francisco. The Theater was built in the spring of 1947, originally as a movie theater, however it has…

Guernewood Landing Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Beautifully Remodeled, Light-Filled Riverfront Home, Views, *Seasonal (July-Aug) Dock & Boats, Fireplace, Riverfront Dining Deck, Hot Tub; Walk to Downtown Guerneville, Beaches; Short Drive to Golf,…